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01/08/2021

Co Kildare's swimmers being urged not to take a dip in ESB reservoir at North Kildare due to the risk of uneven ground, deep waters, changing water levels and fast-flowing waters

Co Kildare's swimmers being urged not to take a dip in  ESB reservoir at  North Kildare due to the risk of uneven ground, deep waters, changing water levels and fast-flowing waters

Warnings not to swim in Leixlip ESB reservoir

Appeals are being made to be aware of the dangers associated with swimming at the ESB reservoir in Leixlip. 

Ahead of the forecast fine weather over the next few days, ESB would like to again remind the general public of the dangers and potential serious consequences of swimming in any ESB reservoir.

An ESB statement said: "This is due to the risk of uneven ground, deep waters, changing water levels and fast-flowing waters."

These waters include the reservoirs at Poulaphoca and Golden Falls in Wicklow, Leixlip in Kildare, Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid in Cork, the Ardnacrusha headrace and tailrace canal in County Clare and Assaroe and Lough Nacung in Co Donegal.

Tomorrow will continue very warm, with good sunny spells. Top temperatures are likely to reach 22 to 25 degrees generally.

Saturday will still be warm for most places, with highs of 20 to 25 degrees.

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